Subject: Water Water Everywhere, But is it Safe to Drink?
     Andolina Distributors                                           Water Water Everywhere.                  But How Safe is it to Drink?
                                   Ver. 5/2007

Water is Needed by
the Human Body

Water is the most common molecule in the human body. Adults are about 45-75 percent water, depending on the percentage of body fat—fat cells contain less water than muscle cells.

Muscle tissue, about 50-70 percent water, contains approximately ½ of the water found in the body. No wonder one feels weak when short of water.

Blood is up to 80 percent water, brain grey matter 70-85 percent and bones 20-33 percent.

Approximately five eighths of the body water is inside the cells and three eighths is outside, between the cells and in the circulation.

Respiration, digestion, circulation, glandular secretion, temperature regulation, waste elimination, and virtually every body function, requires water. Water helps to lubricate, insulate, protect, and give flexibility to the muscles, ligaments, and joints.

Water is also Needed for
The Outside of the Human Body

We also need water on the outside. The days of the "weekly bath, whether needed or not," are gone. Even if we do not get obviously dirty from manual labor outdoors, our pores are constantly at work secreting perspiration, body oils, and wastes.

Thus our skin is benefited and our overall health improved by daily bathing, either in a tub or shower. Even washing the body with a washcloth while standing at the sink will do.

Water is even more than a nutrient and a cleanser. Its many uses externally as a tonic, stimulant, sedative, and healing agent make it nature's elixir, if there ever was one. Warm water is relaxing. A short, cold bath or shower tends to stimulate. Prolonged cold depresses.

How to Get Enough Water Down

A systematic approach to water drinking is best. Here is one suggestion.

Drink 2 glasses (16 oz.) upon arising. This is a good internal cleanser first thing in the morning. Then, another 2 glasses midmorning and 2 more mid afternoon.

Another way is to take a quart with you in the morning and sip it all morning and then another quart in the afternoon and do the same. More water than this amount may be needed, depending on the circumstances.

By increasing our water consumption we decrease the work load on the kidneys, whose job it is to cleanse the blood. It's like washing a load of dishes in a full kitchen sink versus doing the job in a small bowl. Much of the so-called tired blood is probably dirty blood in need of a good internal bath.

It is best to avoid drinking anything for 10-15 minutes before eating and for 1-2 hours after meals. This practice improves digestion, as the digestive juices are not diluted.

Also, very cold water is not good to drink with meals because it arrests digestion temporarily. Very cold water also deadens the thirst signals so that one would tend not to drink enough. The best water to drink is slightly warm or cool.

Hot water just before meals is a good medicine when one is sick.

Hello Linda,

We are already in the month of May and as they say, April showers bring May flowers. But what else does April showers bring?

How about this:

Shaklee BestWater® and PerfectPitcher®
Featured in Consu
mer Reports Magazine!

  That's right!

The May issue of Consumer Reports features a favorable rating for our Shaklee BestWater and PerfectPitcher products.

  • The Best Water countertop filter received an "excellent" rating in 4 of 5 categories, including its ability to remove lead, chloroform and bad-tasting elements in water as well as for the filter's ability to refrain from clogging over its lifetime.
  • The Perfect Pitcher received two "excellent" ratings, one for its flow rate and the other for its ability to refrain from clogging.

With a circulation of 4 million, Consumer Reports is an independent publication that helps guide the consumer in making informed product purchasing decisions.


Why Do We Need
Pure Drinking Water?

Sources of Water Pollution

About half of the water pollution problem stems from leaking gasoline storage tanks, storm sewers, sewage treatment plants, septic tanks, and industry. The rest comes from parking lot runoff; lawns, agriculture, and construction sites.

These sources not only affect surface water, but solvents and pesticides are also able to slowly trickle down through the ground to the aquifers deep beneath the earth's surface.

The age-old pollutants, viruses, bacteria, and other microbes are still with us, producing polio, colds, flu, hepatitis, cancer, typhoid, salmonella, cholera, amebic dysentery, shigella, myelitis, and other diseases.

Many of these organisms get into the water supply through public bathing, cesspools, outhouses, septic leach, inadequate water treatment, and the lack of good sanitation.

Most of the time these can be controlled by proper sanitation and chlorination. Chlorine, for all the good it has done in controlling microorganisms, may facilitate later chronic ailments.

The chlorine combines with various organic chemicals, producing chloroform and trihalogenated methanes, which may promote atherosclerosis and cancer of the rectum, colon, and bladder. The risk-to-benefit ratio of adding fluoride to our water (to prevent tooth decay) is still being debated.

In view of the sheer volume of contaminants now being introduced daily into our water supply, nature is overwhelmed in her purification efforts. Our efforts toward cleaning up our water have not kept pace with our polluting.

We have about 326 million cubic miles of water covering 70 percent of our planet. There is in addition an untold amount of ground water and water vapor in the atmosphere.
For the last 6,000 years of earth's history this same water supply has been recycling itself through an endless process of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. All along the way it services and nourishes every form of plant and animal life.
It unselfishly brings its blessings, lingers until its job is done and then departs, many times carrying a load of waste materials which it kindly delivers to some other life form down the line as useful food.
But for the human race, we need to be on the top of this line, not at the bottom or last.

Be sure to protect your family with Shaklee's Best Water line of Water purification products. It will be one of your best investments ever. We guarentee it!

Till next time,

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